Re: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few uses ofIRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 18:05:15 EST

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:08:29PM +0200, Gilles Espinasse wrote:
> That's funny
> It does look to disturb some kernel developper that ethernet may be sniffed
> to feed a RNG
> even that could be very hard to reach any effective result in the case of a
> machine splitting
> different network segments.
> In the same time, it does not disturb openssl developpers to include non
> initialised
> memory that may or may not be predictable to feed a RNG.

Why should it disturb them?

As is explained in the email you quote it cannot make the RNG
output worse.

> Gilles



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